"Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 14.5 inches
48.5 x 36.8 cm
This is a close copy of Abraham Ortelius' map of the same title, with redesigned cartouches. This elegant map of the Iberian peninsula depicts the region in ancient times. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in a decorative architectural inset set atop Latin text, and attended by allegorical figures, and the title cartouche is draped with fruit. Beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos, one of the most important engravers of the period. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6000H:1.2.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with marginal soiling and minor creasing in the top right corner.